Sat, Aug 10|
The Maltese Center
Santa Maria BBQ
Come celebrate Santa Maria at the Maltese Center. Everyone looks forward to this feast as it is intimately linked with Malta’s folklore and history.
Time & Location
Aug 10, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
The Maltese Center, 27-20 Hoyt Avenue South, Astoria, NY, USA
About The Event
Celebrate Santa Maria with us at the Maltese Center!
Adults $25 donation
Under 13 donate as you wish
RSVP by August 8th, 2019
This popular Maltese ‘festa’ is the peak of the summer religious village feasts and takes place every year on the 15th of August in Malta. All the locals look forward to this feast as it is intimately linked with Malta’s folklore and history. The feast is celebrated in 7 towns around the islands of Malta and Gozo(Ghaxaq, Gudja, Mosta, Mqabba, Qrendi and Attard in Malta, and Victoria in Gozo) and festivities usually occur between the 13th and 17th of August.
In addition being a religious feast and public holiday during World War II, on the 15th of August 1942, crucial supplies of fuel and food arrived in Malta on the Ohio, and so Santa Maria’s day has taken on a special significance for the people of Malta.